Doolittle's

4.6
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91 Reviews
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$30 and under
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American
Doolittle's invites you to rediscover beautiful downtown Anderson with local cuisine made fresh and in house. John and Shandra Doolittle know you will enjoy a warm atmosphere with great food and genuine hospitality. You can find everything from great sandwiches and juicy burgers to fresh seafood and hand cut steaks. Everything you crave with an experience that has a personal touch that you can only get from a local business that cares. Come downtown and break the chain.
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.3
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4.6
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4.3
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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
6 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Hostess was very polite and her timing was always perfect with checking on us

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kathleenR
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience3

I've had their Shepherd's pie before, tho not in several yrs. It was awfully bland &, among other spices, the potatoes sure could've used some salt

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had an amazing experience. On a first date (hopefully last first date 😊) with a beautiful lady. We had the sea bass and salmon fresh catch specials this past Friday night. Loved this place.

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Danny
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience5

Music was so loud you could not talk while eating dinner. The steak was very bad No taste. The price for the quality was way to high. Problem will never go back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charleston
7 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Kate made our night great.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
5 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tonight was just one more great meal at Doolittles!

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
5 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience3

We are like family a Doolittle’s but won’t go back when they have a musician. It’s too small and we all screamed the whole time. We brought 4 guests. Everyone’s food was greAt as it always is EXCEPT two of us got the seafood pasta special. It might just have been one of the worse meals I’ve ever had. Since I feel like family there I can tell them that it should never be added as a special again.
You’re still our favorite but the music is totally unnecessary. No more Friday nights for us.

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AshleyR
Charleston
5 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Steak was over done. I asked for medium and it was very well done. Outside of that the flavors were great, and everything was very reasonably priced.

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wksb
Western NC
5 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food great customer service very pleasant experience

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CWCook
Charleston
7 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took my parents out for brunch for their anniversary. Doolittle's has something on the menu for everyone. We were all pleased with our meals.

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Charlie
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First time visiting this restaurant, we were very pleased. Good food, reasonable prices, excellent service! Will definitely visit again.

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AshleyR
Charleston
5 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My steak was utterly fantastic. The garlic mash was to die for, the asparagus was perfectly cooked still had a great crunch. Awesome texture, awesome server, awesome music. Doolittle's will definitely have more of my families business.

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juliegb
Charleston
5 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and service! Don’t expect a quiet atmosphere because they always have super live music playing!

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George
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience3

I expected a more classy restaurant, it was more of a bar, with reasonably priced, good food. We enjoyed it,

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StevenS
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service in downtown Anderson.

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Jeff
Charleston
14 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience4

This place was midway between us and friends so we decided to give it a try. With its excellent location on Main St., unique decor inside and a decent beer selection it seemed like the ideal place. Our reservation was for 6pm and my wife and friends made it on time. I however didnt arrive until 6:30 and noticed their appetizers only half eaten. One was some sort of fried green beans and the other I could not quite determine; they were not liked. Although there were only two other tables with patrons everyone from the 3 people at the hostess station seemed to be in a hurry. Since I was late and we were being rushed to order before even being able to say hello to each other we obliged and ordered right away. The beer I ordered was dropped off at the table as the waitress flew by and it slowly slid on its own from the unlevel table to the floor where it exploded and splashed beer all over our shoes. The staff was more concerned with cleaning up the mess than whether we ad been cut by glass or got our feet wet. They were fast at cleaning up though.

I ordered the Blue Mussels In House White Wine Sauce. Whomever in the kitchen prepared them, put them in a bowl to be sent out to a customer should have their apron taken from them and sent packing. These mussels were old, smelly and so dried out that they were not edible. Additionally, there wasn't a drop of any kind of white wine sauce. It must have evaporated while the dish was overcooked in the microwave. The shells of the mussels were broken and cracked making me wonder if they had been left over from the previous week as our visit was on Monday. Like the preparer, the server should be sent packing for even presenting such a horrible plate in front of one of her customers. My dinner became the side order or asparagus which consisted of four, yes 4, asparagus stalks.

I wouldn't recommend this place nor would I recommend this place. This is what happens when you have untrained people working. The 'Do'Little here.

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vipMadelaineY
Milwaukee
6 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Overall the food was good. I had the kale salad and the kale could have been crisper. Other than that really enjoyed the place. Excellent service from Anna!

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KevinB
Western NC
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

The only issue I ever have with the place is the bathrooms. They are so dark and for me a food establishment should have a bright clean bathroom. If a restaurant can’t keep a clean bathroom that customers see how do u know if the kitchen is clean somewhere customers don’t see? I never what to use it because you can’t see if it’s clean or not because it’s so dark.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious breakfast!!

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JulieB
Charleston
14 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

So so good!! Service (thank you, Alice!) was great, food was exceptional! Hand cut fries and house made juice huge chicken fingers. I had the snapper special and it couldn’t have been better. Only wish we’d had room for dessert! We will be back soon and often!

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ArleneG
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience1

The food and service was good. The music was awfully loud. In fact it was too loud to even visit over dinner. We had to yell at each other, I will not go back on a Friday night if they have music that loud.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time! The Pimento Cheese and Crab appetizer with pretzels for excellent! We had 6 different entrees, they were great. We will be back!!

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Southernbound
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience2

The ap crab cake was very good but fried green bean with barbecue sauce does not work. I did the chicken stack it had the same bland barbecue sauce not one of the better choices. My wife had the shrimp and grits which was tasty. They also needed to work on wine service - if you order a bottle it should be opened at the table and presented to your guests and not service in bar pours without offering to sample it first. We will try again at a later date, hopefully it was just an off night for the kitchen staff.

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RebeccaR
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love that food is unique. Special off menu items each day. Great traditional dishes.

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JennyB
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The live music was to loud. Could not talk over it

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OpenTable Diner
Western NC
2 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite spots in Anderson! The food and service are fantastic. The bartender is phenomenal and actually knows how to make classic cocktails beyond your standard spirit + mixer drinks. They also have a decent wine list. A great place for dinner with friends or a nice night out with your significant other.

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jmooco
Savannah
2 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We thoroughly enjoyed the quaint atmosphere at Dolittles. Music while dining was delightful and Molly, our server was super attentive. The menu was varied and our food was very good. This was our first time to visit, so we have found a new favorite place.

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vipKimT
Atlanta
13 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We met our kids there bc Anderson was a half way point and enjoyed a Father’s Day lunch meal. Our server was excellent and the food was great! We will definitely keep it in mind next time we are in Anderson!

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vipCutyger86
Charleston
65 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Great lunch experience!

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Jeff
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great time at Doolittle's.
The food is awesome and so is the staff.
Samantha gave us great service highly recommend.
Thanks John for having live music.

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Friendly service and nice atmosphere for a casual dining experience.

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BrandonM
Charleston
5 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ambiance was perfect for a first date. The food is delicious...especially the seafood entrees. We had the grilled salmon and scallops. Our server was very friendly and accommodating. This restaurant was highly recommended by several friends. Now, I am highly recommending Doolittle's to others.

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DannyM
Charleston
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great food, atmosphere and service. We definitely be back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charleston
8 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Arrived for reservation on time. Waited fifteen minutes before we got the opportunity to give our drink order. Got to do that because I asked the woman who seated us who our waiter was. Three or four tables who came after us were through eating before we got our food. We won’t be back. Second time we’ve had a similar experience at Dolittle’s.

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PENNYS
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience2

Everything great except: restaurant needs new awning in front; pile of debris at front entrance; interior needs repair; sat next to hole in wall (no plaster or paint); saw other areas that need repair and or paint

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Nammasday
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent place to eat in downtown Anderson. Very nice and knowledgeable wait staff, amazing dishes, and the wine menu is above standard! The food we ordered all tasted amazing! A must try!

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StephanieS
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The location is a perfect spot downtown. They Staff is very friendly. Our server was on top of it.. We had a large party and she was able to handle it well! Food is always good. Would recommend to everyone. Budget friendly.

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Onupolarbear
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

always enjoy the food. patio seating is dog friendly and is a great bonus.

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OpenTable Diner
Greensboro
2 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

great experience!

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RobertP
Charleston
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

VERY MUCH PLEASED WITH OUR SERVER AS SHE WAS PLEASENT AND KNEW ENOUGH NOT TO BADGER US THROUGH THE MEAL. BOTH OUR MEALS WERE NICELY PRESENTED AND PORTIONS WERE FILLING. IT WAS A MEMORABLE 43RD WEDDING ANNIVERSARY; THANKS !

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Doolittle's offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (864) 222-3893.

Doolittle's is rated 4.6 stars by 91 OpenTable diners.

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